Quote by Victor Hugo
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
This quote suggests that a compliment is a gesture of appreciation that may not be fully transparent or easily interpreted. Just as a kiss can be somewhat obscured or concealed by a veil, a compliment may also be subtle, indirect, or dressed up in polite language. It implies that compliments often involve a certain level of ambiguity or distance, creating a sense of intrigue or allure. Like a veil, compliments can add a layer of mystique or delicacy to the act of giving praise, making them both captivating and enigmatic.
The tendency has always been strong to believe that whatever received a name must be an entity or being, having an independent existence of its own. And if no real entity answering to the name could be found, men did not for that reason suppose that none existed, but imagined that it was something peculiarly abstruse and mysterious.
When my TV show, 'Sports Jobs with Junior Seau,' assigned me to be a 'Sports Illustrated' reporter for a weekend, I didn't realize I'd have to squeeze it in around another sports job. I had planned to retire from the NFL to enjoy the cushy lifestyle of a full-time reality TV star, but I wound up getting run over by a bull.
At some thoughts one stands perplexed - especially at the sight of men's sin - and wonders whether one should use force or humble love. Always decide to use humble love. If you resolve on that, once and for all, you may subdue the whole world. Loving humility is marvelously strong, the strongest of all things, and there is nothing else like it.